So, if we are all products of our environment, does that mean our workouts are influenced by our surroundings?
Given our environment can affect our mood, our productivity and our creativity, shouldn’t we make our surroundings work for us to create an ideal workout?
Some studies have revealed that bright light, both natural and artificial, can improve depression and anxiety. Pro-active space encourages motivation and proactive behavior, while inviting and comfortable areas help people to communicate and socialize. Others suggest that to enjoy exercise more, you should take it outdoors! Exercising outdoors gives you the added bonus of Vitamin D and nature’s calming colors help reduce stress. Visual motivation and other people working alongside you gets you energized, uplifting you to workout harder than you normally would. For those easing back into exercise, home may be the ideal spot with none of the pressure or need to compare yourself to others. Much the same, if your goal is a “chill” workout, do it by yourself.
Achieving fitness freedom and the kind of exercise atmosphere you choose to workout in can either be a challenge or it can be as simple as some compact, portable fitness gear such as Suspension Straps, Resistance Bands or Aqua Bladez for the pool or the lagoon (the perfect place for an idyllic chill workout).
In its simplest form, it seems psychological and physical benefits of exercise can be altered by our environment. Knowing of these benefits may help deliver that “Incredible Workout”.